Paola's Homemade Solid Perfume ~ Safe for Teenage Girls ( Contains no Endocrine Disruptors)

9:16 AM Posted by jo

My 13 year old daughter Paola made her own solid perfume as one of her products to sell to raise money for girl camp. Solid perfume is a great alternative to regular perfume, and it is easy to bring without having to worry about breaking a glass bottle. I don't allow my daughter to wear regular store-bought perfume since regular perfume contains hormone disrupting chemicals. Do you know that fragrance products targeting teenage girls contain many secret chemicals not listed on the labels? These hidden chemicals can be found in fragrance products from Hannah Montana's Secret Celebrity and Britney Spear's Curious to Calvin Klein's Eternity and Abercrombie's Fitch Fierce. 

These secret chemicals not listed on the labels contain chemicals that can disrupt hormones or trigger allergic reactions. It is not a good idea to expose growing and not fully developed girls to fragrances that disrupt hormones.  Fortunately, essential oils can be used to make quick and easy perfumes and other body care products that not only smell wonderfully, but also posses powerful healing properties.

Paola decided to use the a calming blend since she loves the fragrance so much. It is very suitable for a teenage girl that tends to be a little moody from time to time. It is also a very potent blend so many drops go a long way. 

The essential oils in this blend are:
Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus aurantium), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum)

Bees Wax
Carrier Oil (sweet almond oil, grapeseed, jojoba, or olive oil) We used apricot seed and it was fine.
Container. We bought some from Abundant Health

How to
Blend equal parts of bees wax and carrier oil and melt in a double boiler. About 2 tsp grated bees wax and 2 tsp carrier oil are needed for one lip balm container. Paola made a bigger batch, but the important thing to remember is to use equal parts bees wax and carrier oil. 
You roughly need 40-50 drops of essential oils per 1 tsp of solid perfume. Paola removed the mixture from the stove and quickly mixed drops of the calming blend into the melted mixture right before she poured it into the containers. She also dropped some extra drops on top of each small container before the mixture began to harden. She mixed it with a tiny spoon.

Paola had some leftover mixture so she poured it into some lids and just covered once hardened. You can use all kinds of containers. Next time we are going to make perfumes we will use tins or small glass containers instead of plastic.  Make sure that you mix all the essential oils prior to melting the ingredients, once melted you need to pour quickly before it hardens. Check out my blending guide for tips on how to blend essential oils for perfumes.

Some of Paola's products. As you can see, the perfume container is very small and is easy to put in a purse. I would not leave it in a hot car in the summer, or other hot places since it may melt. We get triple digits where we live in the summer times quite often.


Before you leave:

I recommend that you always perform a skin patch test when you try a new oil.

Check out my safety page to make sure you are aware of any contrindications before you use essential oils. Some oils are not suitable when suffering from certain conditions. Also, Read this Before You Start Using Essential oils. Some oils should not be applied prior to sun exposure so make sure you check this list before spending time in the sun.

Not sure how to apply the oils? Visit these pages to learn how to apply the oils:
If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out my Getting Started Guide. 


Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 
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